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by El Garia
July 15th, 2013, 2:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping first 1/2 of 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2786

Re: Herping first 1/2 of 2013

Fantastic post, Porter! Great pics... all of them. I especially like the Gilbert's pics.

The gigas downing that sunfish is the real showstopper, though. Cool that you were able to witness that!


- good on you for saving that baby skunk :beer:
by El Garia
July 15th, 2013, 2:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gatersnake hunting watermelon.
Replies: 10
Views: 2546

Re: Gatersnake hunting watermelon.

I love that pic of the picnic-crashing garter... too funny!
by El Garia
July 15th, 2013, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Kingsnake ophiophagy. Eating Nightsnake
Replies: 18
Views: 3099

Re: California Kingsnake ophiophagy. Eating Nightsnake

Awesome predation sequence, Chad! I'm really glad that I checked this out. Thanks for posting this! Excellent photography, too. dinodan - Not staged... Chad's good people... he wouldn't stage such an event, nor would he fabricate an in-detail account of what occurred. No hard feelings, Dan; I just f...
by El Garia
July 11th, 2013, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds from the college kid
Replies: 15
Views: 3613

Re: Recent finds from the college kid

Nice post, College Kid! Very nice photos. I especially like those of the WPTs.
by El Garia
July 11th, 2013, 3:01 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Glamour shots with some mountain kings
Replies: 22
Views: 8666

Re: Glamour shots with some mountain kings

OMG... it's 'z'-lander! :shock:

Puns aside, those are some really striking shots. Zanti's right; you are very photogenic. Cool stuff, Zach!
by El Garia
July 11th, 2013, 2:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm not a herper; I just like catching snakes.
Replies: 9
Views: 2109

Re: I'm not a herper; I just like catching snakes.

Great post and photography, Luke! The Coastie and the RSG are gorgeous.

Cool Finds with the Long-nosed and Glossy 8-)
by El Garia
June 13th, 2013, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need help FAST!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2987

Re: Need help FAST!!!!

As far as herping spots go, your best bet would be to contact Brian Hubbs :thumb:
by El Garia
June 3rd, 2013, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is this lizard?
Replies: 28
Views: 3671

Re: What is this lizard?

Long-tailed Brush Lizard
by El Garia
June 2nd, 2013, 5:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamandering the Northwest: 2013 edition
Replies: 10
Views: 2207

Re: Salamandering the Northwest: 2013 edition

Excellent post, Jonathan, and congrats on the Yellow-legged. I'm with Fieldnotes... that tenebrosus is obscene!
by El Garia
June 2nd, 2013, 5:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: El Baile de la Serpiente Cascabel
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Re: El Baile de la Serpiente Cascabel

Waaay cool, Owen! Thanks for sharing. :beer:
by El Garia
May 28th, 2013, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent random finds.
Replies: 11
Views: 1890

Re: Some recent random finds.

Nice post, Dave! Some beautiful creatures, as well as some great habitat shots of Panoche.
Very neat bolo! I like that your wife made a tail-end, without the red/orange... she did a fabulous job!
by El Garia
May 28th, 2013, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mendocino County in the database
Replies: 11
Views: 4654

Re: Mendocino County in the database

Good Job, Jonathan :thumb:
by El Garia
May 28th, 2013, 8:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 29
Views: 11294

Re: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps

Thanks, Jared! I'll add coachwhip to the list. :thumb:

FH and Jared - I couldn't find any info. on zonata. I'll have to consult a Brian.
by El Garia
May 21st, 2013, 4:56 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New Flickr
Replies: 70
Views: 30873

Re: New Flickr

Looks like ipernity is where I'll end up. Here's an app. that allows you to transfer files from your flickr account en masse: http://www.ipernity.com/apps/gm
by El Garia
May 20th, 2013, 9:58 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New Flickr
Replies: 70
Views: 30873

Re: New Flickr

I aint got the words to say how much I hate it.
by El Garia
May 16th, 2013, 7:59 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Gray Fox Visitor
Replies: 8
Views: 4978

Re: Gray Fox Visitor

Very cool encounter, Owen. Thank you for sharing.

btw - the pics are lovely :)
by El Garia
May 16th, 2013, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 29
Views: 11294

Re: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps

Looks like there aren't too many gaps to fill, but we are going to have to increase some of those numbers if we want to make the Data Base a good representation of what's really out there. Lawrence - Agreed... our records need to be representative of the actual ratios of each species' occurrence. I...
by El Garia
May 15th, 2013, 9:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 29
Views: 11294

Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps

Contra Costa County Species List and Database Gaps Species Currently in the HERP Database California Tiger Salamander ( Ambystoma californiense) 1 Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris) 2 California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus ) 48 Yellow-eyed Ensatina ( Ensatina eschscholtzii eschs...
by El Garia
May 13th, 2013, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Mateo County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 16
Views: 2386

Re: San Mateo County Species List and Database Gaps

Zach - I haven't been able to find the link to the CA Acadamy of Sciences' herp database. Could you pm that to me? Thanks Brah


edit - Found it.
by El Garia
May 12th, 2013, 6:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flippin' more rocks than a crack dealer
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: Flippin' more rocks than a crack dealer

Congratulations on the lifers and your getula range extension! :beer:

Great pics of some attractive snakes. Even the gophers are good lookin'
by El Garia
May 12th, 2013, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Mateo County Species List and Database Gaps
Replies: 16
Views: 2386

San Mateo County Species List and Database Gaps

San Mateo County Species List and Database Gaps Species currently in database: Santa Cruz Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatis niger ) California Slender Salamander ( Batrachoseps attenuatus ) Arboreal Salamander ( Aneides lugubris ) Yellow-eyed Ensatina ( Ensatina eschscholtzii ) California Gi...
by El Garia
May 11th, 2013, 12:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: County Species Profiles and Database holes.
Replies: 21
Views: 2465

Re: County Species Profiles and Database holes.

Additional County Species Profiles and Database Gaps - 4th Quarter 2011: Sonoma: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9426 San Francisco: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9427 Tulare: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9484 Mono: http://...
by El Garia
May 9th, 2013, 10:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Kingsnakes west of HWY 35--Pictures Added
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

Re: California Kingsnakes west of HWY 35

Cool Find Luke 8-)


To the best of my knowledge, you're the first person to document, with photos, getula from that region.
by El Garia
May 8th, 2013, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year-as-it-Happened Post (End of the Year Edition)
Replies: 24
Views: 4385

Re: Year-as-it-Happens Post (More or less the same as Forum

Good job on the zonata, Jim! :beer:

"Visual encounter"... love it!
by El Garia
May 7th, 2013, 5:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter grand slam in just 1 hour
Replies: 34
Views: 16261

Re: Garter ID question - grand slam in just 1 hour?

Jeff wrote: #6 is two snakes (ordinoides and sirtalis), not a hybrid.
:thumb:


Thank You, Jeff
by El Garia
May 5th, 2013, 10:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Awesome spot in my hometown - 4 species of snakes in 2 hours
Replies: 5
Views: 2590

Re: Awesome spot in my hometown - 4 species of snakes in 2 h

Great day of herping, Jonathan! Good job... found your targets, and then some. :thumb:
by El Garia
May 5th, 2013, 9:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter grand slam in just 1 hour
Replies: 34
Views: 16261

Re: Northwestern Garters or Western Terrestrial Garters?

The odd looking one... #6. I'm going to say Valley Garter.

I agree with both Joshua and FN on #1. Definitely atratus. If you look at the eye, it has a more 'fish-like' appearance to it, which is probably the best indicator for atratus.
by El Garia
May 2nd, 2013, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red, Black, and White on Asphalt
Replies: 26
Views: 2457

Re: Red, Black, and White on Asphalt

Zach_Lim wrote:Poke poling, soon?
Absolutely! Hopefully, soon. I'll send you a pm.
by El Garia
May 1st, 2013, 10:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 12
Views: 1791

Re: Santa Cruz Mountains

Great post, Dave. That ringneck is something else! Did you happen to measure it?
by El Garia
May 1st, 2013, 10:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year-as-it-Happened Post (End of the Year Edition)
Replies: 24
Views: 4385

Re: Year-as-it-Happens Post (More or less the same as Forum

Auwe! Kanalima'aono 'a'no? He nohu nui makahi'ki! :shock:

May's just begun and you already have fifty-seven species. Now, that's just plain silly.
I like the pic of the newt making it's way upstream... the indomitable spirit of Taricha!

Thanks for sharing, Jim.
by El Garia
April 30th, 2013, 11:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red, Black, and White on Asphalt
Replies: 26
Views: 2457

Re: Red, Black, and White on Asphalt

:D heck yeah!
by El Garia
April 28th, 2013, 1:59 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: What happened to the better days of Animal Planet?
Replies: 8
Views: 3236

Re: What happened to the better days of Animal Planet?

I miss both of those guys, Raymond. Marty Stouffer's another guy who put out some great shows. The only person I remember putting out junk at that time, was Bill Burrud... the Jack Hannah of his time. I've been considering changing my avatar to Mr. Gibbons. He's resized and ready for action: R.I.P. ...
by El Garia
April 25th, 2013, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Family Camping Weekend in Anza-Borrego DSP – April 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 6525

Re: Family Camping Weekend in Anza-Borrego DSP – April 2013

Superb post, Jeff. Loved every bit of it. :beer:

Will you adopt me :D
by El Garia
April 25th, 2013, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ trip
Replies: 24
Views: 3467

Re: AZ trip

:shock: WOW! You guys knocked it out of the park! What a delight this was! Post of the year? Me thinks so. Roadrunner head shot, collared lizard, mating diamondbacks, Gilas, etc., etc.. So much that I want to comment on, but I'd be writing multiple paragraphs. I'll phone you guys, instead... :mrgreen:
by El Garia
April 4th, 2013, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rainy Day Herping...lost turtle and tantilla escape artist.
Replies: 15
Views: 1855

Re: Rainy Day Herping...lost turtle and tantilla escape arti

2.3 miles! Poor turtle :lol:

I was just joking about wanting your gps coordinates :mrgreen: . Just my way of saying I really dig that beautiful herpscape :thumb:
by El Garia
April 4th, 2013, 12:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Easter Trip to Yuma with a brief stopover on "Lava Rock Mtn"
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: Easter Trip to Yuma with a brief stopover on "Lava Rock

Nice post. That place is gorgeous; I shall google it later.

Superb shot of the two Chucks. Also really like those of your family with Chuck :thumb:
by El Garia
April 4th, 2013, 11:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rainy Day Herping...lost turtle and tantilla escape artist.
Replies: 15
Views: 1855

Re: Rainy Day Herping...lost turtle and tantilla escape arti

Very enjoyable post, Jared, Nice photos, too.

I wonder what that turtle was doing so far from water. You know... I'm thinking that if you gave me the gps coordinates, I could go on google earth for you and see if there are any ponds or creeks nearby. I'm all about helping a brother out! :beer:
by El Garia
April 1st, 2013, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Greenish and maroon cal king found...
Replies: 23
Views: 3594

Re: Greenish and maroon cal king found...

Brian Hubbs wrote:Hey El Garia ... did you find that in your house?
As a matter of fact...

Ya know... I spent hours making that ruler into a yardstick and I fooled no one. I give up... I should have made it a more realistic size. :lol:
by El Garia
April 1st, 2013, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Greenish and maroon cal king found...
Replies: 23
Views: 3594

Re: Greenish and maroon cal king found...

As long as we're all sharing, here's a really HUGE Elgaria shed I found. :thumb:
Image
P1010595 by Mo'o, on Flickr
by El Garia
March 29th, 2013, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Knee deep in Thamnophis atratus
Replies: 7
Views: 1400

Re: Knee deep in Thamnophis atratus

Glad you got to witness some atratus love... "chicka chicka bow bow!" I'm liking the reed shots that show multiple garters. I see five atratus in the first picture, alone. Very cool 8-) Congrats on the other species, as well. One helluva morning, Zach.
by El Garia
March 28th, 2013, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Basin Fence Lizard?
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Great Basin Fence Lizard?

You are correct... Great Basin.
by El Garia
March 28th, 2013, 12:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anery Gator
Replies: 13
Views: 1829

Re: Anery Gator

If anybody finds any interestingly patterned gator lizards please pm me. I could definitely use some help on this project with finding breeders. That definitely sounds like an interesting project. Unfortunately, with the current bag and possession limit being 2, you'd be over your possession limit,...
by El Garia
March 27th, 2013, 3:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anery Gator
Replies: 13
Views: 1829

Re: Anery Gator

That thing is gnarly! :thumb: I've never seen one quite like that. That's what I love about these guys; the variability in pattern and color within the species. Funny thing, when I first saw the pic. of your Allie, the multicarinata from Anacapa immediately came to mind.

Awesome find, Ryan :beer:
by El Garia
March 27th, 2013, 2:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herptiles and other miscellaneous creatures
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: Herptiles and other miscellaneous creatures

Very nice post, Luke! A lot of attractive representatives of their respective species in here. Great camera work, too :beer:
by El Garia
March 22nd, 2013, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS
Replies: 130
Views: 24416

Re: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS

Risk Evaluations for Species of Special Concern: http://arssc.ucdavis.edu/species/species.html

From the page linked above: "These documents will serve as the basis for listing taxa as SSC"
by El Garia
March 21st, 2013, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS
Replies: 130
Views: 24416

Re: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS

Whether you realize it or not, such comments on a NAFHA forum can reflect negatively on all of it's members. I don't see any good coming from criticizing DFG Officers, or the other Peace Officers that enforce our wildlife laws. I'm assuming that you don't know this, but we have F&G employees that ar...
by El Garia
March 20th, 2013, 7:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS
Replies: 130
Views: 24416

Re: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS

Nicely done, Josh. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.
by El Garia
March 20th, 2013, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: multicarinata or coerulea?
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: multicarinata or coerulea?

You're correct, Jim. Both coerulea.
by El Garia
March 19th, 2013, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another rare SD find
Replies: 19
Views: 3268

Re: Another rare SD find

Great find, Nate. Looks like the last one submitted to the database in San Diego County was by Jeff, last May. Well done! :thumb:
by El Garia
March 19th, 2013, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FLC survey 3/16
Replies: 12
Views: 2009

Re: FLC survey 3/16

That land is just gorgeous. Looks like a great time with some cool people. Wish I could have been there.


Nick- the floating speck head is very cool 8-)

I really like the head-shot of the ruber, too. Good job :thumb: